Praise and Flattery Quotes and Quotations
A rich man's joke is always funny.
Be advised that all flatterers live at the expense of those who listen to them.
In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.
Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us.
Nobody roots for Goliath.
Self-praise is no recommendation.
Among the smaller duties in life, I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising when praise is not due.
Praise to the undeserving is severe satire.
It's pleasant to hear these nice words while I'm still alive. I'd rather have the taffy than the epitaphy.
Commendation, n: the tribute that we pay to achievements that resemble, but do not equal, our own.
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
The meanest, most contemptible kind of praise is that which first speaks well of a man, and then qualifies it with a 'but'.
He who gladly does without the praise of the crowd will not miss the opportunity of becoming his own fan.
Flattery is all right - if you don't inhale.
The advantage of doing one's praising to oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and exactly in the right places.
Some praise at morning what they blame at night.
What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattery.
Our credulity is greatest concerning the things we know least about. And since we know least about ourselves, we are ready to believe all that is said about us. Hence the mysterious power of both flattery and calumny.
Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.
I can live for two months on a good compliment.
A compliment is a gift, not to be thrown away carelessly unless you want to hurt the giver.
Tis an old maxim in the schools, That flattery's the food of fools - Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
The true test of independent judgement is being able to dislike someone who admires us.
Once in a century a man may be ruined or made insufferable by praise. But surely once a minute something generous dies for want of it.
Few human beings are proof against the implied flattery of rapt attention.
Some natures are too good to be spoiled by praise.
An ingenuous mind feels in unmerited praise the bitterest reproof.
It is simpler and easier to flatter men than to praise them.